Thorn - Jose Benito Ruiz
Bill Murray - horticulturist
Phacelia plant in bloom by Danita Delimont
Ice Art by Nature
A Tree Forest - Banyan , or, as it is called, the tree – forest, has not one but thousands of Bengali trunks.Darvoto rubber plant has the highest crown. It reaches about 500 feet in diameter and is supported by aerial roots, extra props. - See more at: http://formyhour.com/tree-forest#sthash.LfY6bLWg.dpuf
Broccoli no more aspires to sizzling in a stir-fry than pigs dream of becoming ham.
Illustration By Brad Anderson
Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/how-plants-defend-themselves-zm0z13amzcom.aspx#ixzz2V5wPHauP
Just because we humans can’t hear them doesn’t mean plants don’t howl. Some of the compounds that plants generate in response to insect mastication — their feedback, you might say — are volatile chemicals that serve as cries for help. Such airborne alarms have been shown to attract both large, predatory insects such as dragonflies, which delight in caterpillar meat, as well as tiny parasitic insects, which can infect a caterpillar and destroy it from within
- So vegetarians might one day get over their smugness - the food chain is the food chain, we eat to survive and our bodies eventually contribute back to the cycle of life.
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, at the Botanical Garden KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany (H. Zell - CC BY-SA 3.0)
New Study: Rosemary Aroma May Improve Prospective Memory
According to a study conducted by Dr Jemma McCready and Dr Mark Moss from the University of Northumbria, England, the aroma of rosemary oil may improve prospective memory in adults.
“We wanted to build on our previous research that indicated rosemary aroma improved long-term memory and mental arithmetic. In this study we focused on prospective memory, which involves the ability to remember events that will occur in the future and to remember to complete tasks at particular times this is critical for everyday functioning,” said Dr Moss, who, with Dr McCready, presented their findings at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society.